YouTube Video of the Day: Jeff Beck Jams with Les Paul, 1983
From the short-lived NBC late-night music show Rock and Roll Tonite comes this 1983 clip featuring an extended jam between guitar god Jeff Beck and one of his own greatest heroes?none other than pioneering musical/engineering genius Les Paul. Introduced and assisted by Billy Squier, the rare, home-recorded clip of “Chicken Shack Blues” and another jam may not be the best quality, but captures a rare moment of collaboration and warm mutual admiration between two guitar giants. Check out Les’ playful reaction when Jeff really gets cookin’! Taped for broadcast at Pasadena, California’s Perkins Palace, sources report Beck himself was instrumental in setting up the historic summit meeting/jam.